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FC Barcelona - Tiki-taka football

Started on 4 December 2014 by MagicFM
Latest Reply on 6 December 2014 by Lemto
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8 yearsEdited

Gerardo Martino leaves Barcelona

Tata Martino resigns as Barcelona after just a season in charge following trophyless campaign.

Gerardo Martino has stepped down as Barcelona coach after they missed out on the Primera Division title in a 1-1 draw with champions Atletico Madrid. They reached "Copa del rey" final but lost to Real Madrid. They reached the Champions League quarterfinals, where they were eliminated by Atletico Madrid.

It was Barcelona's first trophy-less season since 2007-08.

Tata Martino:
I deeply regret not having achieved the goals that this club has always been set and achieved.

Barca's sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta:
We are grateful to 'Tata'. This has been a tough season."

Martino had to navigate some rocky terrain this season. There was the Neymar scandal and the fallout that came from it, including the resignation of former president Sandro Rosell. Star Lionel Messi missed nearly 2 months of action in Winter
I am wishing you good fortunes on your first FM Scout story Magic.
Good luck with your first story mate! :)
Good luck, I hope this can be Magical ;)
Iconic: Thank you, same goes to you :).
pompeyblue: Thank you :).
Justice: Thanks, haha I hope so.

Luis Enrique favourite to replace Tata Martino

According to reports in Spain, the current Celta Vigo coach is the number one choice to take over at Camp Nou from Tata, who left Catalunya after a trophyless season.

The Vigo coach- who made over 300 appearances for Barcelona scoring 109 goals- made a good job last season with Celta Vigo finishing 9th just below teams like Valencia and Real Sociedad.

Former Spanish international Enrique, took his first steps in management with the club's'B' before leaving for Roma in 2011.

According to spanish media, the current Borussia Dortmund manager, Jurgen Klopp is another rumoured replacement of the Argentine.

An interesing one is Xavi Hernandez. The current Barcelona captain is also rumoured. The 34 year old might be a good replacement. He has the respect of the teammates and he might bring Guardiola days back.

The playmaker was rumoured earlier this season to a move to Qatar, but he is set to stay at Camp Nou, at least one more season.
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Xavi appointed Barcelona manager:
Club hopes the success stories of Pep Guardiola and Johan Cruyff return

Former Barcelona player Xavi Hernandez signed a two year deal this morning. Club hopes to return the succes of Pep Guardiola and Johan Cruyff back.

"I'm so exited. It was always a dream for me to manage this club.I'll look to bring back the success after a disappointing season. With players like Messi,Neymar and Suarez the success is guaranteed." - said Xavi.

Xavi,34,announced his retirement from international football last week, and now he retires from football completely, to join Blaugranas as their manager.

Xavi has won seven La Liga titles and three Champions League titles in a brilliant 16-year career for Barcelona.

He was successfully with Spain too, winning two Euro cups and one World Cup.

The ex-captain beat managers like Luis Enrique,Jurgen Klopp and Simeone for this post.
Nice start to your first story. Xavi has an immense football brain. Expecting big things :)
A good start to the story, especially as it is your first one. Good luck for the upcoming season.
GL with this story!

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